Participant Profile

Legal information on the participating organisation
Organisation Legal Name National TEMPUS Office - Kyrgyzstan
Year of foundation 1993 Legal Status EU programme
Legal Address of the organisation
Street Name and Number 89, Shopokov Street, Mega-Comfort Centre, 4th floor, off. 6
Postal Code 720021
Town/City Bishkek
Country Name Kyrgyzstan
Fields of research
Social Sciences
Organisation details
Number of employees
(from them with PhD)
Web-site http://www.tempus.kg
Participation in
Framework Programmes
or other cooperation projects
Person representing the organisation
Title and Function Coordinator Gender (F/M) m
Family Name Kasymkulov
First Name Sergey
Telephone No (+996 312) 68-08-56 Fax No (+996 312) 68-08-56
E-mail skasymkulov@yahoo.com

Participant Activity Profile

Due to the help of the European Union the universities of Kyrgyzstan receive the financial, methodological and expert assistance, adopt the advanced world experience of management, introduce new and modernize old subjects and curriculums, the material base is improved, computers and office equipment are supplied, libraries are updated.

There are three principle instruments of cooperation:

Joint European Projects (JEPs) for consortia of universities, may also include non-academic partners. Partnerships must comprise at least 2 EU countries and one partner country.
There are 3 types of JEPs:
Curriculum development projects (contents and methods of teaching, including related student mobility)
University management projects (restructuring management and administration of universities)
Training courses for institution building (courses for non-academic staff such as trainees from ministries, chambers of commerce from partner countries to help develop administrative and EU institutional structures)
Structural and Complementary Measures Enhancing the capacity for strategic planning and institutional development of higher education establishments at university or faculty level, as well as, helping them build up international relations and preparing a national strategy in a given Partner Country to develop a specific aspect of higher education.
Three categories of projects have been developed:
Information and Dissemination projects (seminars, conferences, joint publications)
Training projects (training courses and visits to acquire and upgrade skills necessary for planning, preparing, undertaking and implementing higher education system development and reform).
Pilot projects support the creation and/or development of new instruments and capacities for strategic planning and institutional development in higher education sectors.
Individual Mobility Grants (IMGs) to individuals (professors, lecturers, HE staff, ministry officials) to help them travel to EU institutions to attend a specific event linked to a particular reform system process (e.g. seminar) or to prepare a JEP proposal. IMGs towards retraining/study periods and collaboration on specific subjects are available for individuals to travel to or from the EU.

JEPs: up to €500,000 for 3-year projects, up to €300,000 for 2-year projects
-Information projects can be funded up to a maximum of € 100.000 for 1-year projects;
-Training projects can be funded up to € 54.000 for 2 weeks of training and up to a maximum of € 80.000 for 4 weeks of training;
-Pilot projects may vary in content and cost; as an indication, the cost of a pilot project should be within a € 50.000 - € 150.000 range
IMGs: up to €5,000 (8 weeks max, towards travel and subsistence costs only)

Who can participate?
Higher Education institutions, non-academic institutions such as non-governmental organisations, business companies, industries and public authorities.

Countries involved:
the 15 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK
Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway
Western Balkans (also known as CARDS countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro
New Independent States of Eastern Europe and Central Asia TACIS countries - : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
MEDA countries- : Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, The Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia

Countries priorities:
Projects must relate to the selected priorities and ongoing European Commission policy orientations of your partner countries. Please refer to Part 3 of the Guide for Applicants before any JEP proposal preparation. A draft version of the new Guide for Applicants is available at: http://www.etf.eu.int/tempus.nsf